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<p>2023 HBA Rising Stars</p>

2023 HBA Rising Stars

Congratulations to the 2023 HBA Rising Stars

Nominated by the HBA's Corporate Partners, the Rising Stars represent many different sectors of the healthcare industry. They are outstanding contributors within their companies, and, just as importantly, are advocates for equity in our industry workforce and for women around the globe.  

Jennifer Jones-McMeans, PhD, Divisional VP, Global Clinical Affairs    

Katie Turner, West Regional Sales Director, Women's Health
AbbVie Inc.

Tina Beaumont, Managing Director

Swetha Krishnan, Senior Director, Quality Systems Compliance    

Izanne Garofalo, Director, Market Access    
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Maja Janas De Angelis, Director, Toxicology    
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Marie-Sharmila Blandino, Director, Value and Access    
Amgen Inc.

Linda Lai, Executive Director, Supply Chain    
Amgen Inc.

Cecily Peters, Learning and Development Lead    
Amplity Health

Yanina Grant Huerta, Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis    
Atara Biotherapeutics

Lisa Amanti, Assistant General Counsel    

Sharmeen Lalani-Fade, Global Category Lead, Online Media/Data PRO, People and Culture DE&I Ambassador, Change Agent for SWIRL    
Bayer AG

Ying Zhang, Business Development and Licensing, Consumer Health    
Bayer AG

Stephanie DiRusso, Director, Customer Engagement Operations    

Gry Strand Festervoll, Associate Director, Strategy and Operations    
Bristol Myers Squibb

Cali Mangel, Associate Director, Engagement Strategy    
Calcium USA

Nicole Breese, Executive Director, Program Management    
Capsida Biotherapeutics

Jerrica Mathis, Director, Government Relations    
Cardinal Health

Selamawit Gilagaber, EVP, Business Insights    
CMI Media Group

Samanthia Israel, Delivery Executive, Healthcare    
Cognizant Technology Solutions

Mancia Ko, VP, Medical Affairs    
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Katrina Coleman, Director, Ad Tech Services    

Caitlyn DeLong, Manufacturing Process Owner    

Jamie Gillette, VP, Regulatory Affairs    
Cullinan Oncology

Anna Hammerbacher, Senior Director, Global Regulatory Lead
Daiichi Sankyo

Akiko Zembutsu, Senior Director, Discovery Research Laboratories I, Group 1, RD Division    
Daiichi Sankyo

Alexandria Younossi, Principal, Human Capital    
Deloitte LLP

Nicki Toro, VP, Business Development    

Patricia Novy, VP, Medical Affairs    

Amanda Goodwin, Executive Director, Global Regulatory Strategy, ADBH    
Eisai Inc.

Amy Hargis Peltz, Associate VP, Medical Science Liaison Medical Affairs    
Eli Lilly and Company

Jessica Dimoski, Senior Director, Global Quality Control    
Endo International

Christine Loggins, VP, Corporate Strategy    

Nicole Ferko, VP    

Gina Labib, Associate General Counsel, Legal    
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, USA

Karlijn Bastiaansen, Associate Director, Operations and Resource Management, Pharmacology    
Genmab US, Inc.

Ruta Mockute, Associate Director, Global Medical Communications    
Genmab US, Inc.

Moupali Das, Executive Director, Virology Clinical Development    
Gilead Sciences

Ericka Riding, Director, Public Affairs    
Gilead Sciences

Priya Hingorani, Head, Specialty, Gulf    

Olga Guyette, Senior Director, Investor Relations and Treasury    
Haemonetics Corporation

Axelle Magne de la Croix, Senior Director, HR   

Valacia Titus, Manager, US Product Strategy    

Shruti Sasaki, Assistant Director, Translational Medicine    
Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Ali Lyons, VP, Business Ethics and Deputy Chief Business Ethics Officer    
Ipsen Bioscience

Sheetal Telang, VP, Americas Head, Therapeutic Strategy    

Michelle Rovner, Director, Marketing    
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Caroline Stafford, Director, Expansion Planning, EUR/INT    
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Seina Lee, Group Product Strategic Engagements, Janssen    
Johnson & Johnson

Shelina Ramnarine, Director, Health Equity Community Engagement, Global Community Impact    
Johnson & Johnson

Jourdan Russo, Senior Director, Patient Services    
Kyowa Kirin

Janice Cutinho, Director, Project Management Line Management    

Lisa Pfefferle, PhD, VP, Laboratory Operations    

Irene Walsh, Senior Director, Product and Education Design    
LexisNexis Health Care - Elsevier

Laurette Nobile, Regional Business Director    

Celia Gonser, Director, Strategic Sales Partnership    
Magellan Rx Management

Iman Abba, Senior Product Manager, Data Science    
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes Company

Elisha Rios, Associate Director, Biologics Technical Product Leadership    
Merck & Co., Inc.

Chelsea Carlin, VP, Strategic Partnerships    
Millennium Medical Education Resources Ltd.

Michele Angelaccio, Executive Director, PSS LEAP and Oncology Implementation    
Novartis Corporation

Daniela Meier, Director, Head, CGT Pilot Plant    
Novartis Corporation

Anastasiia Kamenska, Director, Corporate Strategy    
Novartis International AG

Shawna Moore, Director, Commercial Execution    
Novo Nordisk

Lina Cardenas, Account Director    
Ogilvy Health

Bridget Grauwels, National Account Director, Health Plans/PBMs    

Neveen Abou-Gharbia, Executive Director, Marketing    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Theresa Eckstein, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales Operations    
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Mona Babury, Director, DE&I Business Partner    
Pfizer Inc.

Stacie Tackett, Senior Director, Supply Chain Lead    
Pfizer Inc.

Shuang Sarah Wu, VP, WRDM Scientific Planning and Operations    
Pfizer Inc.

Katy Chun, VP    
Prescient Healthcare Group

Nicole Horoszko, Director    

Caitlin Dancy, Senior Director, US Molecular Business Development    

Jewel Jones, Practice Leader, Health Equity and Justice    
Real Chemistry

Jennifer Cash, Executive National Accounts Manager, Medical Sales, Nutrition Business Unit    

Carolyn Weintraub, Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs and Policy, North America, Health Business Unit    

Charlotte Brown, VP, IT Risk Management and Compliance    

Shilpi Bhargav, Global Head, Development Strategy and Product Definition    
Roche Genentech

Savita Nair, PhD, Associate Director, Bioassay Analytical Development    
Sangamo Therapeutics

Fernanda Montes Araujo, US Regulatory Category Head, Digestive Wellness and Liver  

Adama Sall, Head, Commercial Transformation    

Emma Mitchell, Associate Director, Clinical Operations    
Shionogi Inc.

Carol Vu, Associate Director, Market Access Immunology Payer Strategy and Marketing    
Sobi Inc. (North America)

Taryn LaPointe, Senior Manager, Omnichannel Marketing and Digital    
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sumitomo Pharma America Holdings, Inc.

Caitlin Purinai, Senior Director, Business HR    
Syneos Health

Elisabeth Leimbacher, Head Counsel, EUCAN Portfolio and Pipeline    
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rafaella Kanbar, VP, Group Director, Experience Strategy    

Redet Tefera, Senior Director, Trade Marketing and Pricing    
Teva Pharmaceuticals

Constanza Cantrell, VP    
The Kinetix Group

Rita Tonne, Group VP, Client Services    
The Lockwood Group LLC

Nivi Nehra, VP, Corporate Communications    
Travere Therapeutics

Brittany Blair, Head, Patient Strategy and Solutions, US Immunology    
UCB, Inc.

Lauren Drowley, Head, Element Genomics    
UCB, Inc.

Chantal Rubino, Senior Territory Sales Manager    
Urovant Sciences

Jenna Harrington, VP, Commercial    
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Jessica Rhodes    

Lalymar Havern, Director, Specialty Health Solutions, Oncology/Fertility    
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Jalpa Patel-Kar, Senior Manager, Centralized Services Business Partnerships    
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Ekaterina Geltser, Senior Manager    
West Monroe